By Cindy Bailen – Special to the Journal

Where would you rather live: In somebody else’s idea of the perfect home or your own version of the perfect home?

That’s an easy question to answer for many buyers. But to create a fully customized, personalized home, you need to have a property and a vision for it.

This fixer-upper property is waiting for its next owners at 38 Fenway. This Boston neighborhood is heating up now in terms of real estate sales. The 6,235 square foot single family is listed by Carmela Laurella of CL Properties for $3.5 million. It will almost certainly take another million to update and restore the place to its former glory.

Built in 1880, the grand home has retained much of its period charm with four fireplaces, a dramatic sweeping staircase, soaring ceilings, big bay and bow windows, intricate relief work and hardwood floors.

There’s a lot to work with, depending on what the next owners decide to do with the property. Some interesting possibilities: The place could be renovated as a substantial single family home, used as an investment or, with a change in zoning, it might be constructed into separate units.


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